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  • Apple Releases Compact "Green" Battery Charger



    Going right along with the arrival of a new Magic Trackpad and a the refresh of both the iMac and Mac Pro lines, Apple today also rolled out a new environmentally friendly battery charger - a somewhat unexpected product release by the tech giant. Still, as more and more consumers demand greener technologies, Cupertino continues to express a heightened willingness to embrace environmentally-friendly aspects of technology, although it still appears that we're light-years away from the solar powered iPhones that many environmental activists think Apple should be hard at work on as we speak.

    According to Apple, now there’s "a better, more environmentally friendly way to power your wireless keyboard, Magic Mouse, Magic Trackpad, or just about anything that requires AA batteries." The product in question - The Apple Battery Charger kit - is basically a compact charger and six "high-performance" AA NiMH batteries that are reusable - really reusable. Apple claims the batteries are "exceptional at holding a charge" and will last upwards of a decade. The purpose? To break the cycle of buying and disposing "toxic, single-use alkaline batteries."

    In addition to the advanced shelf-life of your batteries and the amount of waste they reduce, The Apple Battery Charger has the lowest “vampire draw” of any similar charger on the market - which, according to Apple, is "the energy that most chargers continue to draw even after their batteries are done charging." The kit retails from Apple for $29.00 and ships in 2-4 business days.

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    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Releases Compact "Green" Battery Charger started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 42 Comments
    1. minhwan's Avatar
      minhwan -
      go to bed kids

      $30 for 6 batteries (which would last a decade) + a charger

      isn't mean pricing at all and it's got nothing to do with Apple's fancy packaging.

      S*I*G*H
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      The price doesn't seem that bad for 6 reusable batteries. I know none of their products use AAA but I wish they would have different sizes.
      i know this is an old post, but im having another look see. as you can see from the picture. the charger holds 2 batteries [not 6]. if they give you 6 batteries with the charger. so what. you can get 6 rechargeables for $12 or less. just a rethought.